Teaching Laboratory Specialist

Tallahassee, FL
Jun 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 41761

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Apply On Or Before: 06/30/2017


The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry


Set up and prepare undergraduate biochemistry lab experiments. Ensure all equipment is operating properly prior to use by students enrolled in laboratory courses. Instruct Teaching Assistants proper laboratory techniques. Maintain and repair instruments used in the lab courses. Maintain a chemical inventory. Collect and properly store hazardous wastes; check labs for safety and security. May be required to supervise evening lab sections, as necessary.
Hire, train and supervise OPS student lab workers.
Assist faculty in developing and testing new laboratory experiments.
Prepare biochemical reagents and standards needed for student experiments.
Collect and properly store hazardous wastes; check labs for safety and security.


Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or equivalent and two years of related work experience.
Knowledge of and ability to safely operate machinery, tools, equipment and materials used in area of work.
Knowledge of and ability to identify safety hazards and necessary safety precautions to establish a safe work environment.
Experience hiring, training and supervising.
Experience in developing and testing in a laboratory environment.
Experience collecting and storing hazardous wastes.

Anticipated Salary Range

Anticipate hiring in the low to mid $30,000’s.

Pay Plan

This is an USPS (University Support Personnel System) position.


Typical schedule is M-F, 8 am to 5 pm with one hour for lunch. May require some evening hours in fall and spring semesters, not to exceed 40 hours per workweek.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu. If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.
Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

Veterans' Preference

Certain service members and veterans, and the spouses and family members of the service members and veterans, will receive preference and priority in employment and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled. For information on who may be eligible for Veterans' Preference, go to http://hr.fsu.edu/?page=ers/application/application_veterans_preference, or call FSU Human Resources at (850) 644-6034.
IMPORTANT: In order to claim Veterans' Preference, applicants must upload a DD-214 (and other documentation, as applicable) with their online application prior to the closing date of the job opening.

Tobacco Free Campus

Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.
FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf


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